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PBS determines ‘Finding Your Roots’ Affleck episode violated standards

LOS ANGELES (AP) - PBS put its "Finding Your Roots" series on hold Wednesday after determining an episode that omitted references to Ben Affleck's ancestor as a slave owner violated its standards.

June 25, 2015 | | Nation


2nd prison employee arrested after inmates’ brazen escape

BELLMONT, N.Y. (AP) - A maximum-security prison guard believed to have delivered tools inside frozen meat to two inmates before they escaped was arrested on Wednesday, authorities said.

June 25, 2015 | | Nation


Records: Driver in crash where 2 kids died had six suspensions

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A 66-year-old Reno man who police say was driving an SUV that plowed through a house where two children died has had his driver's license suspended six times since 2002, but none of the suspensions stemmed from criminal convictions, state records obtained Wednesday show.

June 25, 2015 | | Nation


3 indicted in college student’s death in jail

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Mathew Ajibade was arrested on a domestic violence charge in January and was later found dead, strapped to a chair in a Georgia jail. A grand jury indicted two former jail employees and a health care worker in the college student's death Wednesday.

June 25, 2015 | | Nation


Shark bites 8-year-old boy in NC

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - An 8-year-old boy suffered minor injuries after being bitten by a shark Wednesday while swimming in knee-deep water in Surf City, N.C.

June 25, 2015 | | Nation


SC honors victims, Alabama lowers its flags

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - State senator and pastor Clementa Pinckney was carried Wednesday into the Statehouse where he served the people for nearly 20 years, becoming the first African-American since Reconstruction to rest in honor in the South Carolina Rotunda. Hours later, his congregation returned to the scene of a massacre, keeping up his work of saving souls.

June 25, 2015 | | Nation


Facebook now worth more than Wal-Mart based on stock market

NEW YORK (AP) - Facebook is now bigger than Wal-Mart, at least when it comes to its value on the stock market.

June 24, 2015 | | Nation


Google protects Gmail users from sending mistakes

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google is making it easier to steer clear of the trouble that can be caused by a misdirected or inappropriate email.

June 24, 2015 | | Nation


Confederate flag sales surge

ATLANTA (AP) - Even as national retailers pull Confederate flags from shelves and websites after the shooting deaths of nine black church members in South Carolina, manufacturers that produce the divisive symbol say that sales are now surging.

June 24, 2015 | | Nation


Squaw Island name deemed racist

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Squaw Island will be called Unity Island following a unanimous vote by Buffalo city lawmakers Tuesday in response to complaints that the 336-year-old name of the Niagara River parkland is racist and sexist.

June 24, 2015 | | Nation


‘Eight is Enough’ star Van Patten

SANTA MONICA (AP) - Dick Van Patten, the genial, round-faced comic actor who premiered on Broadway as a child, starred on television in its infancy and then, in middle age, found lasting fame as the patriarch on TV's "Eight is Enough," has died.

June 24, 2015 | | Nation


Creator of pink plastic lawn flamingo dies

BOSTON (AP) - Don Featherstone was a classically trained painter, a talented sculptor and artist who became famous for creating the pink plastic lawn flamingo - the ultimate piece of American suburban kitsch.

June 24, 2015 | | Nation


Husband denied knowing of dead babies in garage

PROVO, Utah (AP) - Investigators had a hard time believing a Utah man didn't know his wife killed six of their babies and stored them in their garage, but they didn't have any evidence to pursue charges and eventually concluded he may have been so high on drugs he didn't realize what was happening, according to public records obtained by The Associated Press.

June 24, 2015 | | Nation


NYC to pay $6.25 million to man cleared in 1989 killing

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City has agreed to pay $6.25 million to a man who spent nearly 25 years in prison before being exonerated in a killing that happened while he was more than 1,000 miles away vacationing at Disney World, the city comptroller said Tuesday.

June 24, 2015 | | Nation


South revisits its many Confederate images

ATLANTA (AP) - Calls to remove Confederate imagery from public places multiplied rapidly across the South and beyond Tuesday, with opponents eyeing state flags, license plates and statues of Civil War politicians and generals.

June 24, 2015 | | Nation


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Large graffiti carved at Arches National Park

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Rangers at Utah's Arches National Park were investigating large graffiti Thursday that was carved so deeply into a famous red ...

April 28, 2016 | | Nation


Trump sweeps, Clinton carries four states

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - In a front-runner's rout, Republican Donald Trump roared to victory Tuesday in five contests across the Northeast and confidently declared himself the ...

April 26, 2016 | | Nation


Federal ruling on N Carolina voting laws bolsters voter ID

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Civil rights and elections attorneys said Tuesday they will appeal a federal court ruling upholding North Carolina's 2013 major rewrite ...

April 26, 2016 | | Nation


Ohio man calmly tells 911: ‘I just shot and killed my wife’

CINCINNATI (AP) - A suburban Cincinnati man called 911 and gave his address, and when the dispatcher asked what she could help him with, he replied ...

April 26, 2016 | | Nation


Suit: Cops violated rights of man taking kids for ice cream

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Two Connecticut officers are accused of violating a black man's rights during a traffic stop last year when they frisked him ...

April 26, 2016 | | Nation


Wisconsin prom shooter was aiming at officer when he was hit

MILWAUKEE (AP) - The 18-year-old gunman who opened fire on students exiting the prom at his former school in northern Wisconsin was aiming a rifle at ...

April 26, 2016 | | Nation


Alabama mayor, wife charged with assault after fight

ALEXANDER CITY, Ala. (AP) - A city council member in Alabama says the town's mayor punched him in the face at the end of a ...

April 26, 2016 | | Nation


Government finds it lard to enforce ‘living wage’ laws

SEATTLE (AP) - States and cities whose lawmakers proudly passed "living wage" laws are finding it difficult to make sure employers actually pay their workers accordingly.

April 26, 2016 | | Nation


Apple reports its first revenue drop since 2003

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple sold more than 51 million iPhones in the first three months of this year - and that's the problem.

April 26, 2016 | | Nation


Maybe Twitter needs to get used to being small

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Twitter gets lots of grief from investors because it hasn't taken over the world the way Facebook did, at least in ...

April 26, 2016 | | Nation


eBay shares rise as results beat Wall Street 1Q forecasts

SAN JOSE (AP) - Shares of eBay Inc. rose on Tuesday after the e-commerce company reported better-than-expected quarterly results.

April 26, 2016 | | Nation


Chipotle posts loss after giving away 6M burritos

NEW YORK (AP) - Chipotle posted its first quarterly loss as a public company Tuesday after it gave away millions of free burritos to win back ...

April 26, 2016 | | Nation


Dubai pushes for driverless cars

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Already home to the world's biggest skyscraper, Dubai has another tall order to fill: By 2030, its leader wants ...

April 25, 2016 | | Nation


Ruling stands that baker can’t cite religion

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up the case of a suburban Denver baker who refused to make a cake ...

April 25, 2016 | | Nation


Andra Day to appear on 40M Coke soda cups at McDonald’s

ATLANTA (AP) - Andra Day wants to inspire people to rise up while drinking a Coke.

April 25, 2016 | | Nation


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